(PSHE) Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

This is delivered on four Personal Development days throughout the year.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has in various forms been part of the national curriculum for schools in England since 2000. PSHE is defined by Ofsted as a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. The goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.On these days the normal timetable will be suspended and each year group will participate in workshops and activities, some of which will be run by outside agencies and professionals in this field. This will enable the students to explore these issues in more depth.

Subject Leader – Mr J Sidhu – BSc Hons

PSHE Programme of study – Personal Development Day 2, January 29th 2020)

Year GroupTopic & Information
7 (health and well-being)1 (Self-esteem) Recognising that healthy lifestyles depend on information and making responsible choices.
2.(Emotional health & support) Understanding that physical, mental, sexual and emotional health affect our ability to lead fulfilling lives, and that there is help and support available when they are threatened.
3.(Sex Education/Puberty) Dealing with growth and change as normal parts of growing up. Physical and emotional change during puberty.
4 (Disease) Sexually transmitted infections. HIV and how high-risk behaviours affect the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. (Brook to deliver sessions)
5.(Drug abuse) Facts and laws about drug, alcohol and tobacco use and misuse, and the personal and social consequences of misuse.
6.(Healthy balanced diet) How a balanced diet and making choices for being healthy contribute to personal wellbeing. The importance of balance between work, leisure and exercise.
7. (Exercise) P.E staff to deliver a session with physical exercise and theory about the importance of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
8 (relationships)
1. (Relationship skills) Understanding that relationships affect everything we do in our lives and that relationship skills have to be learnt and practised.
2. (Team work and working together) Understanding that people have multiple roles and responsibilities in society and that making positive relationships and contributing to groups, teams and communities is important.
3.(Domestic abuse, violent behaviour) Understanding that relationships can cause strong feelings and emotions. How to get help in abusive relationships.
4.(Different types of relationships LGBT) Exploring and understanding LGBT. Persecution and attitudes faced by LGBT people.
5. (Marriage, Civil Partnerships, Families in modern Britain) The nature and importance of marriage and of stable relationships for family life and bringing up children.
6.(CSE - Online grooming and relationships with people) staying safe online, grooming and the dangers of relationships between older and young people.
9 (learning to learn and work together)
1.(Problem solving)
2.(Team work)
3.(Communication)
4.(Behaviour for learning)
5.(Creativity)
6.(Motivation)
10 (justice & the law)
1.(Magistrates, Crown court, High court) The processes and procedures through the different courts in Britain.
2.(International Law) Geneva Convention, International law and The Hague. Case studies of Julian Assange, Nelson Mandela.
3.(Law) Understanding that justice is fundamental to a democratic society and exploring the role of law in maintaining order and resolving conflict. The roles and operation of civil and criminal law and the justice system.
4.(Capital punishment and international law) Considering how democracy, justice, diversity, respect and freedom are valued by people with different beliefs, backgrounds and traditions within a changing democratic society.
5.(Government and making laws) How laws are made and shaped by people and processes, including the work of parliament. Understanding and exploring the roles of citizens and parliament in holding government and those in power to account.
6.(Other types of government and propaganda) The operation of parliamentary democracy within the UK and of other forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, dictatorships and communism beyond the UK. What is propaganda and how is it used by governments.
11 (planning for the future)
1.(Financial skills) Bank accounts, savings, mortgages and pensions.
2.(Communication & Study skills) How to communicate effectively.
3.(Being a parent) Parenting skills and qualities and their central importance to family life. Pregnancy unwanted or wanted.
4.(Sexting, Facebook and social media) Having an appropriate online profile and using social media correctly.
5.(Gap year, volunteering and charity work)
6.(Careers, further education and apprenticeships)